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    The Royal Veterinary College
    University of London
    Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences

    Senior Lectureship/Lectureship
    RCUK Fellowship

    Want to join a dynamic and expanding research group at one of the world's leading veterinary schools?

    As part of its strategy to build capacity and develop research activity in areas of established excellence, The Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences at The Royal Veterinary College (scored 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise), is seeking to make two appointments in its Structure and Motion Laboratory (

    This laboratory undertakes world class innovative research into the locomotor biomechanics of animals (including humans) and has strong collaborative links with other biology and engineering groups worldwide. Recent BBSRC and SRIF funding has developed outstanding new facilities for evaluating locomotion at The College's Hawkshead site in a rural location 16 miles north of central London with excellent transport links.

    Lectureship/Senior Lectureship: We are looking for applicants with a desire to develop an independent programme of research in basic science which is eligible for funding by BBSRC, EPSRC, NERC or equivalent, in a field which is related or complementary to others in the lab. This could include maths/computing, or a physical, medical or biological science applied to biomechanics research. Candidates should be established researchers with proven ability to obtain funding and a strong publication record in high impact peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teaching through a world class innovative teaching programme informed by research.

    RCUK Fellowship in mathematical biology: This is a prestigious five year position with appointment to a tenured lectureship at the end, subject to satisfactory performance. Full details of the Fellowship scheme are available at Applicants should have a PhD, a strong background in Newtonian physics and good publications at the interface between maths/ engineering and biology. An interest in continuing to work at the interface between these disciplines with others in the group in the application of mathematical techniques to biological problems is highly desirable.

    Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Jo Price (Head of Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences) on +44 (0) 207 468 5304 email: or Dr Alan Wilson +44 (0) 1707 666259,

    The appointments will be made according to qualifications and experience on the College's new pay structure as follows. You will also be eligible to join the College's Universities Superannuation Scheme which is 14% employer contributed.

    Lectureship (Grade 7) £36,331 to £46,669 pa inclusive of LA
    Senior Lectureship (Grade 8) £45,113 to £51,929 pa inclusive of LA
    RCUK fellowship (Grade 6) £27,334 to £35,138 pa inclusive of LA

    For an application form and further particulars of these positions, you can download details and an application pack from . Alternatively contact or telephone/fax +44(0)1707 666402, Human Resources Office, The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7TA quoting the appropriate reference number.

    Closing date for application is 20th June 2007.
    Interview date for Lectureship: 19th July 2007.
    Interview date for Fellowship: To be confirmed.

    We are committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from ethnic minority and disabled members of the community.

    Alan M. Wilson
    Structure and Motion Lab
    The Royal Veterinary College
    Hawkshead Lane
    AL9 7TA
    tel +44 01707 666259


    Centre for Human Performance,
    University College London,
    Brockley Hill
    HA7 4LP

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